LARGE HADRON COLLIDER

Date: April 07, 2015

LHC CERN Big Bang

Large Hadron Collider is an internationally funded research installation based at CERN on the Swiss-French border. It is composed of millions of parts, weighing tens of thousands of tonnes in total and situated 100 metres below ground. It will operate at -271 Celsius, that’s an extremely chilly 1.9 degrees above absolute zero.

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LHC will create beams of particles, known as hadrons, that will travel around the ring at speeds approaching that of the speed of light. Ultimately two beams travelling in opposite directions will be created and allowed to collide. The high-energy collision (7 tera-electronvolts; 0.23×10-7 Joules roughly the equivalent of a head on collision between two fruit flies but packed into a subatomic volume) will mimic conditions in the universe a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang and hopefully give scientists new insights into matter, energy, space, time, and other dimensions.


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